Life in prison is a nightmare for those who commit crimes. Imagine what it’s like for those who are in prison for a crime they did not commit.
The North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, which coordinates the Innocence Projects® at several North Carolina law schools, is dedicated to investigating post-conviction claims of actual innocence asserted by unrepresented North Carolina inmates. The Center is part of the Innocence Network.
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Joseph Sledge Hearing Scheduled for Dec 3-5, 2014
The NC Innocence Inquiry Commission will consider the evidence supporting Joseph Sledge's 38 year claim of innocence this week. Joseph has been a Center client for over ten years and we believe in his innocence. Follow the hearing at WRAL.com.
Larry Lamb is Released After His Conviction is Overturned
A North Carolina man says he's excited about being released after spending 20 years behind bars for a homicide he didn't commit. After a two-day evidentiary hearing, the Court concluded that the primary witness against Lamb had given false testimony. He was released on August 13, 2013.